The Course Sequence

The SAGES program consists of: One First Seminar, taken in the first semester of a student’s first year. Students can choose from around eighty courses. All First Seminars are designed to introduce students to CWRU and to provide writing instruction. This Seminar also includes the Fourth Hour, an opportunity to...

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Capstone

Back to The Course Sequence First Seminar University Seminars Writing Portfolio Departmental Seminar → Capstone As seniors, CWRU students participate in a Capstone project over one or two semesters, culminating in a final public presentation of their work in a university-wide celebration of scholarship and service. Each Senior Capstone must include key elements: 1. Demonstration of critical...

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Departmental Seminar

Back to The Course Sequence First Seminar University Seminars Writing Portfolio → Departmental Seminar Capstone At CWRU, the seminar approach isn't confined to a separate, first-year program. Interactive, inquiry-based, individualized education permeates the entire University community. After the completion of the First Seminar and two University Seminars, students take a discipline-specific Departmental Seminar, usually in...

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Writing Portfolio

Back to The Course Sequence First Seminar University Seminars → Writing Portfolio Departmental Seminar Capstone After the completion of their second University Seminar, students compile final Writing Portfolios and submit them to the SAGES office. The Writing Portfolio documents a student’s development as a writer over their first three SAGES seminars and provides the University...

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University Seminars

Back to The Course Sequence First Seminar → University Seminars Writing Portfolio Departmental Seminar Capstone Students take two University Seminars by the end of their second year. Though the writing and discussion proceed at a more advanced level, University Seminars have a family resemblance to First Seminars. Enrollment is still limited to 17 students. The courses remain...

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First Seminar

Back to The Course Sequence →  First Seminar University Seminars Writing Portfolio Departmental Seminar Capstone In the fall of their freshman year, all students enroll in a First Seminar. The seminar’s defining feature is its small size: with enrollment limited to 17 or fewer students, every First Seminar promotes active engagement and discussion, allows students...

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